Here’s why including Sage in your day-to-day life helps you on so many levels –
Made from the leaves of Salvia officinalis the same family as mint. It’s usually used as a spice, but less in Indian cooking called ‘saadhoo’ in Hindi. In Latin sage means ‘to save’ and it’s done that for me. Its flavor is full bodied, and has a lot of character. Its ANTIBACTERIAL, ANTIFUNGAL AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY.
- DECREASED INFLAMMATION – As the tea has ‘rosmarinic.
- RESTORES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
- ENSURE SMOOTH DIGESTION.
- BRONCHIAL ISSUES -Recommended to help with asthma.
- Helps RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
- NEUTRALIZES FREE RADICALS and prevents disease.
- It’s got ABUNDANT VITAMIN K, essential for bone health, eyes, clotting and circulation.
- It’s also used as a NATURAL SKIN CARE REMEDY (as it has: camphor, beta carotene and carnosol).
- It will ELEVATE MOOD, due to a compound (thujone) responsible for boosting serotonin and endorphins.
- PROVIDES ORAL HEALTH as its antibacterial; when used in a gargle.
- ASSISTS LIVER with lipid metabolization.
- CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH is maintained (due to calcium and phosphorus content).
- GREAT FOR HAIR as it prevents losing hair due to the presence of 5-alpha reductase (what is it?) and aids with dandruff.
- BRAIN HEALTH is enhanced due to acetylcholine; will impact memory, focus; and also help with people suffering with Alzheimer’ and dementia.
Recipe for Sage Tea
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage
- 1 cup of water
- Some stevia (to sweeten)
- Boil water, add sage, let it simmer for 5-7 minutes and add stevia
How else can sage be used?
- It can be made into an infusion in oil and used over salad dressing
- It can be made into a tea (as the picture)
- It’s used with meats as a seasoning
- Sage and onion stuffing is very popular used in many dishes